# How Long Would it Take to Fly From Earth to Jupiter?

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**Problem**

Earth is approximately 93,000,000.00 miles from the sun, and the Jupiter is approximately 484,000,900.00 miles from the sun. How long would it take a spaceship traveling at 7,500.00 mph to fly from Earth to Jupiter?

A. 9.0 years | C. 6.0 years |

B. 5.0 years | D. 3.0 years |

**Answer Key**

[ C ]

**Solution**

$\text{Time} = \dfrac{\text{Distance}}{\text{Velocity}}$

$T = \dfrac{484,000,900 - 93,000,000}{7,500}$

$T = 52,133.45 ~ \text{hrs}$

$T = 52,133.45 ~ \text{hrs} \times \dfrac{1 ~ \text{day}}{24 ~ \text{hrs}} \times \dfrac{1 ~ \text{yr}}{365 ~ \text{days}}$

$T \cong 6 ~ \text{years}$ ← *answer*